Thursday, January 24, 2013

Duct tape dollar store mirrors.

Even though I live in the desert, it's still a higher elevation desert making it very cold. These past few weeks it hasn't gotten past 40 degrees as a high. What do you do when you want to spray paint?!

You don't.

I had my revamped starburst mirrors over the fireplace for awhile, but they were bland. We discussed in my last post that I was DWD last year. I knew I wanted something bigger, brighter and more reflective over the fireplace. As it is, we have only one window and it's an east facing window. After the early morning, we don't get much light shining through.

I've seen mirrors at Dollar Tree many times. In fact, I have some really awesome ones (for a later project where I really do need to spray paint). I was wandering around Dollar Tree for Valentine's Day decorations when I came across plain 8x10 silver framed mirrors.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DWD: Decorating While Depressed.

Have you noticed that fall colors are rich and warm like hot chocolate? Then winter colors are often twinkling and jeweled like Christmas ornaments. Spring colors are light and airy like blooming tulips and fresh grass. Summer colors are vivid and bright like summer sun and glistening water.

Well ya know what? When you're depressed, you don't notice that. This past year, I've been fighting with situational depression. We all know where I'm at procreation-wise. I couldn't get into school this semester. The Hubs has been out of town 20 days every month. Work for me has been slim to none. Things just haven't really went my way. There were days where I laid on the couch all. day. long. I was at that point where I felt like I was pretty much useless. I tried to get spurts of energy and to focus, but it always fizzled.

And when you're forced to work on home projects while depressed? Bad things happen. Like painting your living room gray. With gray couches. And dark tables with brass accents. And nothing sparkly or colorful. And only one window and two lamps. Yeah.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 is here!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. My mom and grandpa came to visit which was lovely. It's always nice when family comes to visit! It means less driving for us! We finally got to god on the world's longest tram here in Albuquerque. Of course, we pick a day with a 10 degree wind chill. At least we weren't as bad as the guys wearing shorts!

The new year always brings resolutions. I have been debating whether or not to do resolutions. I never keep them. Ever. So instead of vague resolutions that cannot be accomplished, I have specific goals for 2013.

Live with a new motto:
It would be a lie to say I'm not wasteful. I waste money, food, time. In fact, there is a very gray roast in the fridge and we just threw out nearly a full carton of rotten eggs. I didn't get out of my pajamas yesterday until 3pm. So this year I'm living by the motto "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." The do without portion will be the hardest to live by.
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